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25. November 2020 : The Iceland Symphony and Daníel Bjarnason Nominated for a Grammy Award

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra and conductor Daníel Bjarnason are nominated for a Grammy Award in the field of Best Orchestral Performance, for the CD Concurrence, released on the Sono Luminus label. 

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17. November 2020 : Home Delivery Concerts Streamed from Harpa

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra delivers music to your doorstep with concert streaming from Harpa Concert Hall. The concerts will be streamed on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17:00 GMT. Musicians from the orchestra take the stage and perform some wonderful chamber music for everyone to enjoy. 

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22. September 2020 : Concertgoer's Guide in Covid

We look forward to welcoming you back to Harpa Concert Hall. In compliance with the applicable distancing regulations an empty seat is between each purchased order, the concert hall is cleaned and disinfected regularly and the hall has been divided into separate areas. Concertgoers are asked to stay within their area, practice social distancing and stay at home if they feel ill. 

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5. June 2020 : Vacant orchestra positions

Positions of Principal Flute, Co-Principal Viola and tutti violin are open for application. Auditions will be at Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík. 

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13. March 2020 : Assembly Ban Announcement

Since an assembly ban has been imposed in Iceland starting on Monday, March 16, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra must postpone or cancel its events.

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22. February 2020 : Vacant orchestra positions

Positions of Co-Principal Viola and tutti cello are open for applications until March 15, 2020. Auditions will be at Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik on May 11th and 13th respectively.

22. February 2020 : AUDITION CANCELLLED - Co-Principal Viola

Due to an assembly ban in Iceland the audition for Co-Principal Viola on 11 May has been cancelled. 

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22. February 2020 : AUDITION CANCELLED - Position of tutti cello

Due to an assembly ban in Iceland the audition for Co-Principal Viola on 13 May has been cancelled. 

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20. January 2020 : Vladimir Ashkenazy retires from conducting

Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Iceland Symphony’s Conductor Laureate, has announced that he is retiring from conducting. Ashkenazy has made an invaluable contribution to Icelandic musical life, as a pianist, conductor, and organizer. The orchestra extends its deepest thanks to Ashkenazy for a unique and inspiring collaboration that reaches back more than half a century. 

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17. December 2019 : Iceland Symphony tours the United Kingdom in February

Britain's concertgoers are set to experience the Iceland Symphony's celebrated tonal richness and élan in February 2020, courtesy of its first ever tour of the UK. The orchestra will give eight concerts with Yan Pascal Tortelier and solo pianists Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Yeol Eum Son.

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